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How do you put on a belt?

In a clockwise direction (and I'm right handed)
21
18%
In a counter-clockwise direction (and I'm right handed)
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55%
In a clockwise direction (and I'm left handed)
6
5%
In a counter-clockwise direction (and I'm left handed)
5
4%
Belt? I don't even like wearing pants!
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18%
 
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How to put on a belt?

Postby Idzequitch » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:02 pm

Belts. They're long narrow strips of material, often made of leather, that wrap around the waist and clasp together in the front to complete the loop. When utilized correctly, belts help you keep your pants on your person, and avoid inadvertently displaying any undergarments or pieces of your anatomy that your pants normally conceal. Truly, belts are a staple of any pants-wearing society. (Some of us tried allowing our pants to start falling off, or sagging, circa 2010, but we've mostly come back to our senses as a society since then).

Now my question for you, oh wise belt wearers of NSG, stems from an encounter I had with my elderly grandfather. He, unfortunately, suffers from dementia, and he required assistance putting his belt on. My father and I both came to help, but being young and spry as I am, I arrived first. I began putting my grandfather's belt on just as I would my own belt: through the first loop to the right of the pants button, around his right hip, back behind, over to the left hip, and back to the front, essentially in a clockwise direction around his waist.

This perplexed my father greatly, who claimed that since my grandfather is right-handed, that his belt should start from his left side and loop around in a counter-clockwise direction. But I protested, because I also am right-handed, and have always gone clockwise.

So, NSG, although wearing pants is optional when posting to the forums, I come to you, trusting you to resolve this dispute between my father and I: What is the correct way to put on your belt?
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Postby Purpelia » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:08 pm

It's a belt. It's a fancy leather rope meant to keep your pants up. Don't be so complicated. Just make sure that it looks sexy on you.
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Postby -Astoria- » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:10 pm

I put mine on anticlockwise - mostly because I'm a shameless rightie.

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Postby Idzequitch » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:10 pm

Purpelia wrote:It's a belt. It's a fancy leather rope meant to keep your pants up. Don't be so complicated. Just make sure that it looks sexy on you.

But it definitely looks much sexier if it's put on clockwise than if it's put on the wrong way ;)
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Postby Cekoviu » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:11 pm

I don't wear belts ever, so I don't care.
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:13 pm

I check the light fitting can take it then wrap it around my neck and kick the chair away.
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Postby Cekoviu » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:14 pm

Dumb Ideologies wrote:I check the light fitting can take it then wrap it around my neck and kick the chair away.

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Postby Rentandy » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:14 pm

this whole thread is a waist of time
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Postby Neanderthaland » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:16 pm

How you put on a belt will depend on what hemisphere you live on, due to the Coriolis effect.
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:17 pm

Neanderthaland wrote:How you put on a belt will depend on what hemisphere you live on, due to the Coriolis effect.


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Postby -Astoria- » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:18 pm

Dumb Ideologies wrote:I check the light fitting can take it then wrap it around my neck and kick the chair away.

Now that's unbeltable.

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Postby Cekoviu » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:18 pm

Rentandy wrote:this whole thread is a waist of time

It's here, leather you like it or not - it might throw you for a loop, but we won't buckle regardless of the strength of your protest.
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Postby Alvecia » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:20 pm

Right-handed, I put mine on clockwise.
Did find the other month that by brother, also right handed, puts his on anti-clockwise.
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Postby Kathol Rift » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:20 pm

As a cowboy who commonly makes and wears leather belts, I can confirm that the proper way to put it on if you are right handed is to start on the left and go counterclockwise.
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Postby Idzequitch » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:20 pm

Neanderthaland wrote:How you put on a belt will depend on what hemisphere you live on, due to the Coriolis effect.

Now that poses an interesting question: How would your belt go on if you were standing on the equator? Come to think of it, the equator is basically the Earth's belt. Does the equator wrap around in an easterly or westerly direction?
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Postby Idzequitch » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:23 pm

Alvecia wrote:Right-handed, I put mine on clockwise.
Did find the other month that by brother, also right handed, puts his on anti-clockwise.

Good to see we have at least one other civilised person here :P
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Postby New Bremerton » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:24 pm

Right-handed and counterclockwise. Clockwise is "upside down" to me.
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Postby Cekoviu » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:27 pm

Idzequitch wrote:
Neanderthaland wrote:How you put on a belt will depend on what hemisphere you live on, due to the Coriolis effect.

Now that poses an interesting question: How would your belt go on if you were standing on the equator?

It would immediately snap in half when touched.
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Postby Kathol Rift » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:28 pm

New Bremerton wrote:Right-handed and counterclockwise. Clockwise is "upside down" to me.

Agreed. Like I mentioned, I do make belts out of leather. And as a cowboy, I put the big cowboy belt buckles on them and stamp/stitch patterns into the belts. Any belt made by me will literally be upside down if you put it on clockwise, and it will be visibly upside down. I honestly didn’t even know putting belts on clockwise was a thing until now, and I’m seriously wondering if I’ve been discriminating towards people putting it on clockwise by not making belts for them.
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Postby New Bremerton » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:28 pm

Idzequitch wrote:
Neanderthaland wrote:How you put on a belt will depend on what hemisphere you live on, due to the Coriolis effect.

Now that poses an interesting question: How would your belt go on if you were standing on the equator? Come to think of it, the equator is basically the Earth's belt. Does the equator wrap around in an easterly or westerly direction?


Easterly. Counterclockwise. That's the direction the Earth spins and time "progresses".
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How to put on a belt?

Postby East Amblewell » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:29 pm

The best way to put on a belt is counter-clockwise but I guess anyway would work. The unacceptable way is those people who wear suspenders for the aesthetic along with their belt.

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Postby Idzequitch » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:32 pm

New Bremerton wrote:
Idzequitch wrote:Now that poses an interesting question: How would your belt go on if you were standing on the equator? Come to think of it, the equator is basically the Earth's belt. Does the equator wrap around in an easterly or westerly direction?


Easterly. Counterclockwise. That's the direction the Earth spins and time "progresses".

I'm going to ignore this point because it counters my expertly staked out position :P
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Postby Idzequitch » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:34 pm

Kathol Rift wrote:
New Bremerton wrote:Right-handed and counterclockwise. Clockwise is "upside down" to me.

Agreed. Like I mentioned, I do make belts out of leather. And as a cowboy, I put the big cowboy belt buckles on them and stamp/stitch patterns into the belts. Any belt made by me will literally be upside down if you put it on clockwise, and it will be visibly upside down. I honestly didn’t even know putting belts on clockwise was a thing until now, and I’m seriously wondering if I’ve been discriminating towards people putting it on clockwise by not making belts for them.

That's the main reason I made this thread. It's a topic I think probably everyone takes for granted. I certainly never thought about it until the situation with my grandfather made me consider it.
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Postby Trollzyn the Infinite » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:40 pm

People still wear belts? Huh.

The last time I wore a belt I was, like... I don't even remember how old I was actually.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:41 pm

Right handed, counter clockwise.
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